Quest Bar Creation: Strawberry, Banana & PB Filled Vanilla Almond Crunch Pop-Tart

 Quest LogoToday’s post is a continuation from the multiple Quest Bars and **New!** Quest Pastas that a representative from Quest Nutrition sent me. You can read my first post here, which provides detailed information about this “series” I’m doing. (See Previous posts done this month for more).

The “feature” of my treasure-trove of sample products from Quest, was the neat Quest Recipe Booklet containing 6 recipes using Quest Bars.

Today’s post is of the delicious “Strawberry, Banana & PB Vanilla Filled Almond Crunch Pop-Tart” made from the. Vanilla Almond Crunch Quest Bar.

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Strawberry, Banana & PB Vanilla Filled Almond Crunch Pop-Tart - 4.0 out of 5 - Overall, my “Pop-Tart was very yummy…a nice “home-made” type of Pop-Tart.” First, I wish to note I originally wanted to make this using a Peanut Butter & Jelly Quest Bar to give it even more of a PB&J taste, but I realized I didn’t receive that particular flavored bar in the 12-Ct box I received from Quest. But that is okay, as the Vanilla Almond Crunch bar is an excellent option to make a pop-tart.

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The next time I make one of these Pop-Tarts (because I’d love to find the best Quest Bar & Filling combination for these Pop-Tarts), I think I’m going to “create” some type of frosting (just like the typical commercial pop-tarts ). Also, I had to “modify” my Pop-Tarts I realized I didn’t have any jelly/jam in the fridge. (I honestly don’t use jelly much, as I prefer honey or “making” my own type of natural fruit fillings for pancakes/etc). So, without the jelly, I improvised and used the “fruit” part of a Chobani Strawberry Greek Yogurt I had in the fridge’. Overall, it “worked” but I admit using jelly would have given the pop-tarts more of a “home-made” type of “Pop-Tart.” What I did love was the rich vanilla & almond cake-y pastry-ness of the “body” of the tart. Yummm…Quest bars are just the best warmed up, I think.

Finally,  I “modified” the sandwich filling recipe a bit from what the Quest Recipe card had. At the end of this blog, I’ll share the ingredients and amounts I used.

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 Here’s the Quest Recipe Card:

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***My modified recipe which I used for the filling:

I used just 1 Vanilla Almond Crunch Quest Bar (b/c I didn’t have 2 of this Quest bar)
2-3 tbp. Chobani Strawberry Greek Yogurt (**use just the fruit part)
1/2 tbsp. PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter
1 tbsp. “Plain” part of the Chobani Greek Yogurt
1/4 of a banana (mashed up)

1.  Mix the PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter mixed in with the “Plain” part of the Chobani Yogurt. Plop onto top of 1/2 of the flatted Quest bar.
2.  Plop just the “fruit” part of the Strawberry Greek Yogurt onto the Quest bar.
3.  Mash up 1/4 a banana and also plop onto the Quest bar.
4.  Take the other 1/2 of the Quest bar and “top” over the bar with the filling. Press edges with a fork so that it crimps to make the filling stay in as much as possible.
5.  Bake for 5 minutes at 370 degrees.
6.  Next, place Pop-Tart into a toaster oven and “toast” at medium or until top is golden brown or about 2-3 minutes (depending on the settings of your toaster).
7.  Take out, eat and enjoy!

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 Here are some great links to Quest Nutrition:

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*Disclaimer: ALL Reviews posted here on my Blogpage are my own. I have not been nor am not paid for these reviews by the companies who send me their goods.

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Question for My Readers:  Have you had a chance yet to try the Vanilla Almond Crunch Quest Bar yet? What do you think of them?

Have you used this bar in any recipes, yet?

Do you think you may try making these Strawberry, Banana and PB Filled Vanilla Almond Crunch Pop-Tart?

Quest Cinnamon Rolls Recipe!

 Quest LogoToday’s post is a continuation from the multiple Quest Bars and **New!** Quest Pastas that a representative from Quest Nutrition sent me. You can read my first post here, which provides detailed information about this “series” I’m doing.

The “feature” of my treasure-trove of sample products from Quest, was the neat Quest Recipe Booklet containing 6 recipes using Quest Bars.

Today’s post is of delicious “Quest Cinnamon Roll” made from the Quest Cinnamon Roll Bar. Here we go!

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Quest Cinnamon Roll - 4.5 out of 5 - Overall, these Quest Cinnamon Rolls aren’t exactly like the “real thing” (a butter-filled, heavy-cream laced, cinnamon dream) of a Cinnabon or your mama’s homemade Cinnamon Rolls. However, if you are looking for a high-protein breakfast treat, or perhaps as a snack or dessert, these surprisingly taste very much like a Cinnamon Roll and are worth trying out and making for yourself. I followed the recipe exactly (I used more like 2-3 tbsp. Chobani Vanilla Yogurt instead of just 1 tbsp. for the filling. I also sprinkled Splenda and Cinnamon generously on top).

I’ll show  you the “recipe” in pictures of my process, then at the end of this blog-post, I have the Quest Recipe Card I made these from!

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Drum Roll Please…..here is the recipe!

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Nutritional Information (just for the Protein Bar):

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Here are some great links to Quest Nutrition:

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*Disclaimer: ALL Reviews posted here on my Blog are my own. I have not been nor am not paid for these reviews by the companies who send me their goods.

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Question for My Readers:  Have you had a chance yet to try the Cinnamon Roll Quest Bar yet? What do you think of them?

Have you used this bar in any recipes, yet?

Do you think you may try making one of these Cinnamon Rolls using this Quest Bar?

 

Quest Bar Strawberry Cheesecake Bites!

 Quest LogoToday’s post is a continuation from the multiple Quest Bars and **New!** Quest Pastas that a representative from Quest Nutrition sent me. You can read my first post here, which provides detailed information about this “series” I’m doing.

The “feature” of my treasure-trove of sample products from Quest, was the neat Quest Recipe Booklet containing 6 recipes using Quest Bars.

Today’s post is of delicious “Strawberry Cheesecake Bites” made from the Strawberry Cheesecake Quest Bar. Here we go!.

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 Straw11These were so fun to make…and very yummy too!  Quest called these “Cheesecakes” but I wanted to give them the name that I did, to “describe” them better. I followed the directions to these pretty closely although I made a few modifications, which I noted at the end of the post.

I will show you the Process” of making these in pictures. Then, I will give my own “Review & Ratings” after, followed by the the “Quest Recipe Card” of how to make these at the end.

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Strawberry Cheesecake Bites4.5 out of 5 - Overall, these little strawberry cheesecakes are delightful! I was surprised out how much they tasted like real cheesecake. Smooth, vanilla, creamy. Yum. And the Strawberry Cheesecake “crust” created to “hold” the filling was just delicious. Seriously, these are just scrumptious and give you that creamy and fruity taste that reminds me of a “mini” version of a Cheesecake Factory slice. Overall, I would highly encourage you to try out this recipe!

Okay…here is the process I took to make these delightful treats…

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Again, they were just delicious. Oh! And check out more creative delights on the “Quest Recipes Webpage here.” Here’s the recipe..

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***Here are the Modifications or “My Recipe” that I used:
2 egg Whites
2 Tbsp. Kraft Philidelphia Nonfat Cream Cheese-Original Flavor
2 Tbsp. Strawberry Nonfat Chobani Greek Yogurt
2 Tbsp. Body Fortress Vanilla Protein Powder
2 pkts Splenda
2 fresh strawberries

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 Nutrition Information for the Strawberry Cheesecake Bar:

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 Here are some great links to Quest Nutrition:

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*Disclaimer: ALL Reviews posted here on my Blogpage are my own. I have not been nor am not paid for these reviews by the companies who send me their goods.

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Question for My Readers:  Have you had a chance yet to try the Strawberry Cheesecake Quest Bar yet? What do you think of them?

Have you used this bar in any recipes, yet?

Do you think you may try making these Strawberry Cheesecake Bites?

Quest Nutrition **NEW!!** Products – Today’s Feature: “Brownie Bites” Recipe!

Quest LogoI am very happy today to post this review featuring **NEW!!** Quest Cookies & Cream Bars, Quest Peanut Butter Cups, and Quest Pasta!

A representative was so GENEROUS and gracious to send me a whole 12-count box of a variety of different flavored Quest Bars, 1 each of the pasta’s *New!* Pasta’s (Spaghetti and Spinach Fettuccine) four “extra” Protein Bars of the flavors of: Double Chocolate Chunk, Strawberry Cheesecake, Lemon Cream Pie, and White chocolate Raspberry Bars.

Due to the fact that I have received QUITE the load of Quest products, I want to give due diligence to each bar and recipe I try. Therefore, over the course of the next two weeks, I will be posting individual blog posts for each “recipe” I make, complete with photos!

So, please stay tuned and keep visiting and reading! Heck…please “Follow” my blog, and I’d also love it if you could “share” my blog on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and all the other great Social Media accounts you may have! Thank you oodles! I’d love to bring more people to my site!

 

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I have already posted several previous Reviews for a few other flavors of these delicious Quest Nutrition Protein Bars. You see more of my Reviews here on my Blog-Page by typing in “Quest” to my “Search Box” on the side margin.

Although many have heard of Quest Nutrition, if you have not yet already, you can read more about Quest Nutrition here.

Essentially, here is how Quest Bars and products differ from those of other company protein/nutrition bars:

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DSCF1565 (2)My Reviews and Ratings: First, of all, I wish to note how excited I was to receive all these goodies from Quest! In fact, Quest Protein Bars have actually been ranked as my #1 Top Most Protein Bars of ALL of protein bars! Seriously. I’m not kidding. However, Quest bars are a bit expensive for my budget, so I usually end up purchasing Pure Protein Bars or Detour Bars.

The reason why I like Quest bars is because of:
1. High protein content per bar, typically 20 g or more;
2. Low Carb Content, typically 7 g or less;
3. Low Sugar Content, 2 g or less per bar;
4. High Fiber Content, 16 g or more;
5. Fairly Low/Medium Fat content, 8 g or less.

In any event, when I saw the “Recipe Book” in the box, I was immediately intrigued and began scanning it. It is a very nicely created cute Recipe Book Coveraccordion style booklet, with perforated cards for each of the 6 recipes, so you can “rip” each out when making the goodies. What an awesome idea to “take” the recipes others have created and create a booklet out of them. All 6 Recipes fairly easy and contain vivid photos on each card look so luscious and delicious that I began to drool a bit! Ha!

Here are the 6 Recipes in the Booklet:

1. Brownie Bites
2. Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
3. Mug Cake
4. Sandwich Cookies
5. Cinnamon Roll
6. Quest PB&J Pop-Tart

Although this is not the “exact” Recipe Book page, you can view and “Bookmark” and Subscribe to Quest’s Recipe webpage by clicking here.

PLUSI MAY actually use some (or all!) of the 12 Quest Bars I received in the Variety Pack to “create” my own recipes with them. If I do, I”‘ll be sure to post my recipes with pictures and comments. So, definitely “stay tuned” for the next month!

*IN ANY CASE…because I am going to make ALL 6 of the recipes in the Quest Recipe Booklet, I wanted to just do 1 blog post per recipe in order to provide a thorough commentary with pictures for each.Thus, today, the first one I am posting is the “Brownie Bites” made with the Chocolate Brownie Bar, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bar, and the Quest PB Cups!

So, here we go!

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Recipe ~ Review ~ Ratings

Chocolate Brownie Bites  5.0 out of 5 – The first thing I made was the Brownie “Bites” as I like to call them (they are just called “Brownies” on the Recipe Card. If you LOVE anything extra chocolate-y, AND chocolate chip cookie dough AND Peanut Butter Cups than I think you will LOVE these things. I used 3 different Quest products to make these: 1.) Chocolate Brownie Bar, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough bar and the **NEW!!* PB Cups.

Let the pictures “speak” for themselves about the process I took to create them. The Quest Recipe Card for these delights is at the end….

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Oh. My. Goodness! These are a chocolate lover and peanut butter lover’s DREAM! Texture wise, they are kind of “crispy” but it will totally depend on how long you bake them for. I baked them for 12 minutes at 350 degrees. I probably could have baked them for 2-3 minutes less to get a chewier or “softer” texture, but that’s okay. They are just HEAVENLY, and I gobbled 2 of them for my “dessert” at lunch the day I made these! I am definitely going to make them again.

So, **STAY TUNED/KEEP CHECKING BACK AT MY BLOG FOR THE NEXT QUEST RECIPE I FOLLOWED AND TREAT I MAKE!**

Drum roll please….here is the recipe!

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Nutrition Information for each bar:

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Again, I HIGHLY encourage you to check out the Quest Recipes Website here!

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Here are some great links to Quest Nutrition:

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*Disclaimer: ALL Reviews posted here on my Blogpage are my own. I have not been nor am not paid for these reviews by the companies who send me their goods.

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Question for My Readers:  Have you had a chance yet to try any of Quest’s Brownie, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough or their *New!* Peanut Butter Cups?

Have you been “creative” with any Quest bars and used them in your own made-up recipes?

After reading my post today, will you try making these Brownie Bites using these Quest Bars?

 

Blogger Inspired Quest Bar Recipes Booklet Now Available!

Predator LogoA representative (Shout out to Claudia!) from Predator Nutrition, which is a Nutritional Supplement online retailer, contacted me recently. She mentioned that her company has come out with a mini cookbook or “booklet” that contains some neat and yummy looking treats made with the very popular Quest Bars!

One of these recipes was inspired by the Vanilla Almond Crunch Quest Bar, which I did a Review of here.

Therefore, I highly encourage you to go check out the Recipe Book soon! Spend a bit of time checking out the recipes and try your hand at these yummy recipes! Also, I’d suggest that you get a little “creative” yourself with any of your Quest bars. Perhaps you will come out with a great recipe, too! If you have a “baking bug,” submit your recipe to Predator Nutrition and see what comes of it!

According to Predator Nutrition, the Booklet is “a beautifully made online-magazine style resource with 5 unique Quest Bars inspired recipes (including a recipe for the Vanilla Almond Crunch Quest Bar!), which I’m sure readers hearing about and looking into Quest Bars would find very appealing.

BookletFive bloggers portrayed just how creative a person can get with a protein bar. Whether you are a long-time Quest Bar fan and “eater” or if you are unfamiliar with Quest Bars or protein bars in general, this Recipe Bookt is for anyone!

You can find the recipe booklet at: http://www.predatornutrition.com/blog/2014/02/07/quest-bars-recipe-book/

Here are the five titles of the recipes with photos!

1. White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies
2. Pumpkin Banana Chocolate Chip Bread/Muffins
3. Apple Pie Bites
4. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Overnight Oats
5. PB & Banana Pop Tart

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See anything that looks yummy to you! I encourage you to check out the Quest Bar Recipe Book here!

Oh, and while you are over at the website, feel free to browse around if you need any Supplements. Here again is their website! Go check out Predator Nutrition’s Website.

Additionally, here are a few other links for Predator Nutrition:

Store:  http://www.predatornutrition.com/
About:  http://www.predatornutrition.com/blog/about/
Blog:  http://www.predatornutrition.com/blog/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/prednutrition
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/prednutrition
YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/predatornutrition

 

“Frozen Bean” *New!* 1/2 Fat, 1/2 Sugar Gourmet Beverage 50/50 Powder Mixes – Java Chip

DSCF1481A representative from “Frozen Bean” was so generous and gracious by reaching out to me and asking me if I would taste and write a Review for their **NEWLY Launched** 50/50 Blended Drinks. These new powdered beverages are 1/2 the sugar and 1/2 the fat as their original line. DSCF1482*Disclaimer: I am not paid for my Review, therefore, my opinions and recipe is entirely my own and not biased. With that being said, here we go…

Here’s some information about the company of Frozen Bean:

“The Frozen Bean is a leading manufacturer of specialty desserts and beverages for the food service industry. We use only the finest ingredients sourced from around the world, delivering products that far exceed the market in taste and quality. Our research staff has developed FroBean Logodelectable blends of specialty desserts and beverages that are simple to make and as your own gourmet treats.

At the Frozen Bean our customers matter most, we are constantly researching and developing new flavors in efforts to provide the best tasting and highest quality products to our customers. We strive for the success and growth of our clients around the world.”

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Frozen Bean generously sent me least 1-2 packet samples within EACH of their 7 product lines which are:
– Ice Blended Coffee
– Chai Teas
– Creme Blends
– Frullati
– Carnival Blends
– Ice Teas
– Base Mixes

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How I Used the Frozen Bean powder:

DSCF1486I chose to just try 1 package/packet “flavor” in order to get this Blog Post Review published. I can typically tell whether I’m going to like a product, it’s product line or company’s items with just tasting/sampling 1-2 of their items. Therefore, I chose 1 of the 4 package “Top Most Unique, Yummy and Interesting” sounding flavors in the sample pack I received.

Therefore, I wanted to try the “Java Chip 50/50 Ice Blended” powder. I was impressed that Frozen Bean includes complete “Mixing Directions” for making:
1.)  Ice Blended Drink –> Using the FB powder + IceJavaChipIcon
2.)  Hot Drink –> Using the FB powder + hot milk or coffee
3.)  Iced Drink –> Using FB powder + water or milk + Then, pouring liquid into a glass with ice.coffee

However, I wanted/felt like making some type of “pudding/thick smoothie” using the Frozen Bean Java Chip to make something with the texture and consistency more like a Starbucks Java Chip Frapaccino, Wendy’s Frosty, or Frozen Dessert.  So, here is how I made Mine:

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1/2 package/packet = 40 g = 4 Tbspns Frozen Bean Java Chip Ice Blended Powder
1 whole banana
1/2 cup Fiber One Honey Clusters Cereal (this is my favorite cereal at the moment)
1 Vanilla Nonfat Chobani Greek Yogurt

Blend all 4 ingredients well together in a blender. Pour into a glass or bowl and enjoy!   Makes 1-3 Servings.

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Calories (Estimated):
* If Divided into 2 servings –> Then, 1 Serving = 240 calories, 4.5 g fat, 30 g carbs, 15 sugars, 3 fiber, 9 g protein
* If Divided into 3 servings –> Then, 1 Serving =  160, 2.7 g fat, 20 g carbs, 10 sugars, 1.5 g fiber, 4.5 g protein

 My Review and Ratings:

Frozen Bean Java Chip 50/50 Iced Blended Mix/Powder  5.0 out of 5 — Now, I do understand that the banana, cereal and yogurt I added to my “Healthy Pudding” may somewhat “skew” my opinions about the Frozen Bean powder. However, I actually really don’t think that these 3 home ingredients will cause my opinions about the powder in a negative manner. I have used several protein powders, and even used different hot chocolate flavors (ex: Swiss Miss “Candy Cane Hot Chocolate”) when making my pudding/smoothies. Therefore, I wanted to see how the Frozen Bean Java Chip 50/50 powder would “enhance” my creation.

I’m happy to say that I was VERY impressed! First, when I began dumping the powder into my blender, I was surprised and delighted to find that a few huge chocolate chips came pouring out along with the powder. There aren’t a large amount of chocolate chip morsels, yet there’s a decent amount, and just the fact that Frozen Bean included them in the powder was awesome. As for the powder, I could clearly taste both the “chocolate” flavors and the java/coffee accents were wonderful! Yet, the java/espresso/coffee had just enough “subtlety” yet “spice” so that it wasn’t overpowering and didn’t have any bitter taste that some coffee flavored products can sometimes have. Oooohhh….and the chocolate-y decadent flavor this powder gave my pudding was sooo delicious, smooth, and rich.

Honestly, this was just as good…no…actually BETTER than a Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino! Starbucks

Conclusion: I highly recommend Frozen Bean’s 50/50 Powders. Although I haven’t yet tried any of the other flavors they sent me, I am EXTREMELY excited to. I also may use these powders as an INGREDIENT by pouring some in my COOKIE BATTERS when I make a batch!

And… three other flavors I plan on tasting/using next are the “Cotton Candy,” “Bubblegum,” and “Orange Creamsicle” flavors next.more

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Nutrition Information for Java Chip 50/50 Ice Blended Powder:

JavaChipIconOkay, I actually had to do some math on this to figure it all out. These are estimates, based upon the “label” on the packet that says: 1/2 fat, 1/2 sugar. Frozen Bean does not yet have their nutrition information on their website.

According to the Nutritional Information for the “Regular/Original” (Full Fat/Full Sugar) Java Chip Ice Blended Drink” is:

1 pkg =  2 Scoops = 2.8 oz = 80 g = 8 Tbspns.

If divided by 2 —> Then, 1 scoop = 4 Tbspns:   Calories = 230, Fat = 9 g, Carbs = 37 g, Sugars = 26 g, Protein = 3 g

**However, this being noted above, the “recommended serving size to make a “batch” of the drinks is actually 2 “scoops” from their 3.5 lb bag. Each scoop, again is about 40 grams or 4 Tbspns.

Thus, in calculating the total Nutrition Info/Math for 2 full scoops of the Full Fat/Full Sugar Java Chip powder is: 460 calories, Fat= 18 g, Carbs = 74 g, Sugars = 52 g, Protein = 6 g.

Therefore, the WHOLE package of the Frozen Bean Java Chip 50/50 mix is 2.8 oz or 80 g. Also, according to the label on the package the “50/50″ means 1/2 fat and 1/2 calories. Because the nutrition information for this new 50/50 Product Line is not yet on their website, I did the math myself. Therefore:

1 whole/full package/packet = 2.8 oz = 80 g
Calories: 230, Fat = 4.5 g, Carbs = 17 g, Sugars 13 g, Protein = 3 g

ice**Again, bear in mind that in my “Recipe” I used only 1/2 of the entire package/packet because the packet was really quite “thick.” Therefore, 1/2 of the package was actually equal to what Frozen Bean says is “1 Scoop” or 4 tbspns. My recipe made about 2 servings of my “pudding.” If you wish to “follow” my recipe, follow steps exactly.almond milk

However, if you want to make more of a Smoothie/Drink Beverage that is more liquid in form, I’d suggest that you add either 1/2-1 cup Almond or Soy Milk, or Coffee or 1 cup ice. It all just depends on what you are going for.

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You can find more information on Frozen Bean here:

Main:  http://www.thefrozenbean.com/
Products:  http://www.thefrozenbean.com/products/
+ Ice Blended Coffee        + Chai Teas       + Creme Blends
+ Frullati        + Carnival Blends        + Ice Teas      + Base Mixes

Contact Info:  http://www.thefrozenbean.com/contact-us
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/FrozenBeanCorp
Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/FrozenBean/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/theFrozenBean

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Questions for Readers:
Have you tried any of Frozen Beans Gourmet Beverages before?

Of all of the 6 Product Lines that Frozen Bean offer, click here to view, which 1-2 flavors sound the tastiest/yummiest to you?

*New!!* Yoplait Blended Greek Yogurt – Vanilla & Coconut

**Readers**

First of all, I know that I have mentioned to all of you that I’ve stopped Blogging. That is true, but on occasion (perhaps once per month), I may accept an offer from a company to send me some samples, then do a Review of them. The reason I’m not blogging much, is that I have a really full-time job that is keeping me busy, plus other personal pursuits. That being said…I did accept an offer for some samples to be sent to me…

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logoI give a “Shout-Out” to Katy, from Yoplait, who sent me some wonderful samples of their new Greek Blended Yogurts. She sent me 2 flavors: Vanilla and Coconut. Please note that my opinions are my own and I am not being paid by Yoplait to say anything specific towards their products.

That being said, feel free to read more here About Yoplait. First, Yoplait has several product lines:brands

Here’s a bit more about the company:

MottoA pretty basic idea: goodness is better than badness. And SO goodness is better than just plain goodness. Yoplait is striving for so goodness. In ourselves, the yogurts we make and in the way we behave. We’ve sort of been about this for a long time, but now we’re trying to make it more of a mission, and to include more people on the journey of spreading so goodness. Ultimately, we’re focused on making so good yogurt, and here’s how we see it: you can eat something that tastes amazing but isn’t that good for you. You can eat stuff that’s really good for you, but doesn’t always leave you yummed up. So good yogurt does both. All of you is happy, not just your tongue. And while so goodness will never be perfect, we’ll keep working on ways to make our yogurt more so good than it is today. We also support causes that you care about. Like fighting breast cancer. We’re thinking we should do this in an even bigger way. We’re figuring that out and want your input. People say life is really about the little moments of so goodness. There are big moments – we all know what those are – but since they don’t happen as often, we’ll stay focused on doing our part with the little moments. As we go forward together, we want your help spreading so goodness. There is actually way more good going on than people talk about. Let’s talk about it. Let’s share it!

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And here is a bit more about Yoplait’s *NEW!* Blended Greek Yogurt line:

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My Reviews & Ratings:

So, first of all, I honestly wasn’t feeling too “optimistic” when I knew I’d be receiving Yoplait’s Greek Yogurt samples, just simply because I’ve been loving, and have been feeling that THE BEST Greek Yogurt is Chobani, Oikos, Fage, Voskos, Zoi, Brown Cow and StonyField (most of which you can read Reviews of on my Blog here) have been amazingly good. As well, honestly “Yoplait” the brand, I’ve just simply honestly internally “labeled” as kind of a “big-corporate-generic-brand” for years, so I wasn’t sure their Greek Yogurt would “match-up” or even exceed those of the “true-Greek-originated” brands. However, I’ve been pleasantly surprised! The taste ranks up there with the others, and with 140 calories, that’s pretty moderate for a cup of yogurt, although I tend to like the 80-100 cal cups. But with Yoplait’s Greek Yogurts having 11 g protein, that’s pretty awesome. Read below….VanillaTop

SmallVanillaBlended Greek Vanilla4.5 out of 5 - I am honestly not a big fan of just plain Vanilla Yogurt but it’s a classy flavor. I love French Vanilla creamer, Lactose-Free Fro-Yo, and Vanilla “flavored” things like coffee, but for some reason Vanilla Yogurt just isn’t sweet enough for me. However, Yoplait’s Vanilla Yogurt truly has that nice classy french vanilla bean taste. Texture-wise, it’s just as thick and rich like other Greek brands.

Nutrition: 1 serving = 140 calories, 0 g fat, 22 g carbs, 18 g sugar, 11 g protein.VanillaFront

SmallCoconutBlended Greek Coconut5Stars5.0 out of 5 - I sincerely love coconut flavored things as long as the items don’t have any of the coconut flakes CoconutTopwithin them. I simply don’t like the texture of them. This yogurt did not disappoint at all. In fact, I really appreciated and love this specific flavor. Chobani and several other Greek Yogurt Brands don’t include coconut. This flavor had a lovey “tropical-like” creaminess, and was smooth and rich all around.

Nutrition: 1 serving = 150 calories, 1 g fat, 23 g carbs, 19 g sugar, 11 g protein.

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Overall, I think I’m going to start purchasing Yoplait’s Blended Greek Nonfat Yogurt at my local grocer because the taste matches up with an is just as healthy (high protein) as other brands. Not only that, but Yoplait tends to be cheaper/less expensive/more affordable, than the other “Greek” brands. As well, Although I haven’t tasted the remainder flavors in this Yoplait Blended Greek Nonfat Yogurt line, I definitely want to taste all 4 of the others: Pineapple, Tangerine, Strawberry, and Blueberry.

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Questions for My Readers:  Have you eaten any of Yoplait’s (regular dairy) yogurts or Greek yet? If so, what are your favorite flavors?